Applied Underwater Acoustics

Author: Thomas Neighbors
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780128112472
Release Date: 2017-01-19
Genre: Science

Applied Underwater Acoustics meets the needs of scientists and engineers working in underwater acoustics and graduate students solving problems in, and preparing theses on, topics in underwater acoustics. The book is structured to provide the basis for rapidly assimilating the essential underwater acoustic knowledge base for practical application to daily research and analysis. Each chapter of the book is self-supporting and focuses on a single topic and its relation to underwater acoustics. The chapters start with a brief description of the topic’s physical background, necessary definitions, and a short description of the applications, along with a roadmap to the chapter. The subtopics covered within individual subchapters include most frequently used equations that describe the topic. Equations are not derived, rather, assumptions behind equations and limitations on the applications of each equation are emphasized. Figures, tables, and illustrations related to the sub-topic are presented in an easy-to-use manner, and examples on the use of the equations, including appropriate figures and tables are also included. Provides a complete and up-to-date treatment of all major subjects of underwater acoustics Presents chapters written by recognized experts in their individual field Covers the fundamental knowledge scientists and engineers need to solve problems in underwater acoustics Illuminates, in shorter sub-chapters, the modern applications of underwater acoustics that are described in worked examples Demands no prior knowledge of underwater acoustics, and the physical principles and mathematics are designed to be readily understood by scientists, engineers, and graduate students of underwater acoustics Includes a comprehensive list of literature references for each chapter

The Highly Engaged Classroom

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 9781935543121
Release Date: 2010-03-21
Genre: Education

Student engagement happens as a result of a teacher’s careful planning and execution of specific strategies. This self-study text provides in-depth understanding of how to generate high levels of student attention and engagement. Using the suggestions in this book, every teacher can create a classroom environment where engagement is the norm, not the exception.

Ocean Acoustic Tomography

Author: Walter Munk
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521115361
Release Date: 2009-07-02
Genre: Mathematics

This book gives a comprehensive presentation of the underlying oceanography and mathematics necessary to understand and develop a practical system of transmitters and receivers to interpret the behavior of the oceans. It covers the forward and inverse tomography problem, as well as numerous models for data interpretation. Also included is an epilogue outlining the history of tomographic techniques. It should prove a valuable resource to oceanographers and climatologists, as well as applied mathematicians and engineers interested in applications of fluid mechanics tools.

M llegabet II

Author: Jørgen Skaarup
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd
ISBN: 1841716731
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

In 1976 a late Mesolithic Ertebolle settlement (c.5000 BC) and a slightly later male burial in a dug-out canoe, were discovered off the southern coast of Denmark. Small-scale investigations by the Langeland Museum and volunteer divers led to a full-scale excavation of the submerged remains in 1990-1. This volume publishes the findings of the excavations with a detailed discussion of the geology and topography of the area, the methods used and developed to record and recover material, as well as descriptions of the structures, finds and environmental remains. Reports on flint and other stone objects, bone and antler artefacts, wood, seeds, fruits, pottery are all included. The evidence from the Mollegabet II site is then placed within a regional context as the authors examine other near contemporary finds in the waters off the southern coast.

Essentials of Oceanography

Author: Alan P. Trujillo
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134298092
Release Date: 2016-09-19
Genre: Science

For courses in Oceanography. Oceanography: The Geological, Chemical, Biological, and Physical Essentials of Oceanography guides readers through the complexities of what lies beneath the ocean. With an interdisciplinary approach and accessible writing style, the text is engaging for all readers. The 12th Edition discusses the ocean’s biological, chemical, geological, and physical components for an in-depth understanding of this vast and elaborate topic. Complex concepts are made engaging with extensively revised art and interactive study aids that keep readers interested and excited about the material. Also available with Mastering Oceanography Mastering™ Oceanography from Pearson is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging readers before, during, and after class with powerful content. Instructors ensure readers arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content before class, and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics. Readers can further master concepts after class through traditional and adaptive homework assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one place, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess reader understanding and misconceptions. Mastering brings learning full circle by continuously adapting to each reader and making learning more personal than ever—before, during, and after class. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab & Mastering does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134113047 / 9780134113043 Essentials of Oceanography Plus Mastering Oceanography with eText -- Access Card Package, 12/e Package consists of: 0134298063 / 9780134298061 Mastering Oceanography with Pearson eText - ValuePack Access Card -- for Essentials of Oceanography 0134073541 / 9780134073545 Essentials of Oceanography Essentials of Oceanography , 12th Edition is also available via Pearson eText, a simple-to-use, mobile, personalized reading experience that lets instructors connect with and motivate students — right in their eTextbook. Learn more.

Conjugate Divergent Margins

Author: Webster Mohriak
Publisher: Geological Society of London
ISBN: 9781862393493
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Science

The main focus of the book is the geological and geophysical interpretation of sedimentary basins along the South, Central and North Atlantic conjugate margins, but concepts derived from physical models, outcrop analogues and present-day margins are also discussed in some chapters. There is an encompassing description of several conjugate margins worldwide, based on recent geophysical and geological datasets. An overview of important aspects related to the geodynamic development and petroleum geology of Atlantic-type sedimentary basins is also included. Several chapters analyse genetic mechanisms and break-up processes associated with rift-phase structures and salt tectonics, providing a full description of conjugate margin basins based on deep seismic profiles and potential field methods.--

An introduction to the world s oceans

Author: Keith A. Sverdrup
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics
ISBN: 0072472804
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Science

.In An Introduction to the World's Oceans, Seventh Edition, Keith Sverdrup, Alyn Duxbury, and Alison Duxbury have blended the most comtemporary information and research with basic principles to bring you and your students an unmatched, comprehensive introduction to oceanography. You will find a significantly revised Seventh Edition that addresses all the latest findings in oceanography.What's special about these authors?An Introduction to the World's Oceans, Seventh Edition,contains balanced and comprehensive coverage that comes from each author having strength in different areas of oceanography. Oceanography is an eclectic science that examines physical, chemical, and biological properties of the world's oceans. Alison Duxbury has a background in marine biology, Alyn Duxbury has a background in physical oceanography, and Keith Sverdrup has a background in marine geology, geophysics, and how oceanography relates to other areas of science. The result? A well-balanced, comprehensive introduction to oceanography.McGraw-Hill has exclusive videos from Scripps Institution of Oceanography: These video clips will be brief (one- to two-minute clips) and available on either videotape or on the Digital Content Manager CD-ROM. There will be a total of about 2 hours and 12 minutes worth of these short clips. Clips will be available for each chapter of the text and no other company can offer these videos.

Iceland Adventure Guide

Author: Don Young
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 9781588436726
Release Date: 2008-06-01
Genre: Travel

Detailing Iceland's glaciers, waterfalls, geysers, birdlife, pony trekking, river rafting, skiing--this guide tells how to see and do it all. For every town and village there are reviews of the best places to stay, eat, and drink, both on and off the beaten track. Full color maps. Hundreds of photos.

Sonic Experience

Author: Jean François Augoyard
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773576919
Release Date: 2014-06-22
Genre: Music

Never before has the everyday soundtrack of urban space been so cacophonous. Since the 1970s, sound researchers have attempted to classify noise, music, and everyday sounds using concepts such as Pierre Shafer's sound object and R. Murray Schafer's soundscape. Recently, the most significant team of soundscape researchers in the world has been concerned with the effects of sounds on listeners.

Atlas of Cetacean Distribution in North west European Waters

Author: James B. Reid
ISBN: UCSD:31822031203656
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Cetacea

An account of the distribution of 28 cetacean species that are known to have occurred in the waters off north-west Europe. Individual chapters cover particular species in detail, spanning identification, behaviour and social organisation, diet and habitat preferences, worldwide distribution and population status.

Philosophical Toys

Author: Susana Medina
ISBN: 1628970863
Release Date: 2015-06-16
Genre: Fiction

Nina, a young drifter from Spain, finds that the strangest of stories is hiding in her father's loft in Almería: there she finds ninety-five pairs of shoes, and this discovery propels her into a series of adventures, inquiries, and reflections on the material world. Was her father a pervert? What's the difference between fetishism and consumerism, anyway? Philosophical Toys is a naughtily cerebral novel about our relationship with objects, filled with ruminations on sexuality, money, and Luis Buñuel.

The Fourth Sacrifice

Author: Peter May
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312364649
Release Date: 2007-02-06
Genre: Fiction

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Wall Around A Star

Author: Frederik Pohl
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780575111820
Release Date: 2013-02-25
Genre: Fiction

He was a reluctant passenger on a voyage to save the galaxy... Butterflylike aliens had brought Earth into the galactic culture. But she was a poor relation, valued only for the living human human bodies she rented out for whatever purposes her nonhuman customers desired. Then Cuckoo was discovered. Millions of miles in diameter, less dense than air, it had a solid surface that was home to many races - including a species of Man. And that was odd, for Cuckoo was from another galaxy! Suddenly, one human, a linguist, became very important. If Jen Babylon could solve the mystery of Cuckoo's records he might raise humanity's standing among the older races - but he might also save the galaxy!

Nonlinear Underwater Acoustics

Author: Boris Konstantinovich Novikov
Publisher: Acoustical Society of America
ISBN: UCAL:B4191879
Release Date: 1987-01-01
Genre: Science

Contents: Parametric sound sources and receivers; Methods of calculation of nonlinear interactions in sound beams; Nonlinear interaction of plane waves; Method of the parabolic equation and basic results of linear diffraction theory; Parametric sound radiators with nondiffracting beams of pump waves; Calculation of different regimes of operation of the parametric radiator; Parametric receiving arrays; Operation of parametric radiators at high intensities of the pump waves; Thermal opto acoustic arrays; Construction features of parametric underwater devices; Experimental investigations and testing of parametric arrays; Parametric apparatus and the regions of their use, and Use of nomograms for calculation of the characteristics of a parametric radiator.

Mountain Risks From Prediction to Management and Governance

Author: Theo Van Asch
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400767690
Release Date: 2013-09-30
Genre: Nature

This book offers a cross disciplinary treatment of the rapidly growing field of integrated approaches in risk assessment in mountainous areas. All major aspects related to hazard and risk assessment, risk management, and governance are illustrated with a wide range of case studies. The first part of the book focuses on new techniques for assessing the natural hazards of different types of mass movements. State-of-the-art techniques for morphological characterization and monitoring of displacements are described. Computational advances are covered to explain the process systems and to quantify the hazards of fast and slow-moving landslides. In the second part of the book methodologies are included for assessing the impact of these natural hazards on the society in terms of risks. In this part, methodologies for defining the vulnerability of the elements at risk are shown and the use of run-out models for risk assessment of the dangerous rapid mass movements are evaluated. The third part of the book focuses on the response of society towards the problems of hazard and risk. It highlights the role of spatial planning, early warning systems and evacuation plans for risk management. It establishes practical thresholds for acceptable and tolerable risks and emphasizes the importance of education and communication to society. Audience The book is of interest to a wide range of experts from related disciplines, practitioners and stakeholders to demonstrate the importance of an integrated approach for all aspects of risks in mountainous areas.